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New coronavirus death confirmed in Wolverhampton

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | Coronavirus | Published:

One new coronavirus death has been confirmed at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire by date of death, as of August 13. Data: NHS England

The death at the trust, that runs New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital, happened on Tuesday but was announced today. It comes one week after the first Covid-19 death at the trust for five weeks.

No other deaths were reported in the Black Country, Birmingham or Staffordshire today.

It means a total of 2,560 people have now died with coronavirus in hospitals in the region – with a further 696 having died in the region's care homes.

The cumulative total number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of August 13. Data: NHS England

Nationally, the death toll in England increased by 13 to 29,444 with the UK-wide figure yet to be announced.

A spokesman said: " A further 13 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,444.

"Patients were aged between 49 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions except one (86-years-old). Their families have been informed."

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in the Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire as of August 13. Data: NHS England

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It means the death toll at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust now stands at 287.

The death toll at the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Russells Hall Hospital, remains at 264; while the toll at the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Walsall Manor Hospital, stands at 230.

A total of 382 people have died at the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, which runs Sandwell General and City hospital, while 355 people have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust, which runs County Hospital in Stafford and Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Meanwhile 971 people have died with coronavirus at the region's largest trust, the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Senior Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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